Posts Tagged ‘brazil’

The Ainu People

Who are the Ainu people? Japan is home to a multitude of minority groups and one of these groups is the Ainu. The Ainu people have an intricate history that traces back to pre-modern times and they have long resided in the Northern Island of Japan where Hokkaido is currently…

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Serra dos Órgãos National Park

Serra dos Órgãos National Park – where mountains touch the skies   The great outdoors provide a myriad of opportunities for travelers to get to know countries intimately, at a low cost. When people think of Rio de Janeiro, there are many things that come to mind- Rio Carnival, Christ…

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5 Amazing Places to see Lavender Fields

We all know the famed lavender fields of Provence, France! Rows upon rows of burgeoning flowers make up acres, releasing the most calming scent. A paradise for flower lovers, these fields are always filled with tourists hoping to get the perfect shot or simply enjoy a picnic, surrounded by beauty.…

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Snapshot: Unique Cultural Homestays

Photo by: Terje Rakke/Nordic life – One of the most rewarding things about travel is meeting the locals and experiencing their daily lives. The best way to do that is to opt for accommodation options that take you away from the normal creature comforts of a hotel; stay with…

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Snapshot: Brazil’s Historic Towns

Brazil is a huge country with a lot to see and do, and one of the best ways to learn about the land is to go on a trip back in time. Away from the bustle of big cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, historic towns dot the…

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Follow the Sugar Trail

“The executioner always kills twice”, Elie Wiesel once wrote, “the second time through silence”. Historically, a huge global issue like slavery generally suffers from an absence of awareness. To break the silence around the Transatlantic Slave Trade, UNESCO launched a global initiative – the Slave Route Project – to share…

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